DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Jul 16, 2013 06:20 AM CDT

Cattle: Steady Futures: mixed Live Equiv $133.20 - 0.17*

Hogs: Steady-0.50 LR Futures: mixed Lean Equiv $109.07 - 0.41**

* based on formula estimating live cattle equivalent of gross packer revenue

** based on formula estimating lean hog equivalent of gross packer revenue


It should be a typically quiet Tuesday in cattle feeding country with bids and asking prices poorly defined. A few feedlots have priced new steers and heifers around $122 in the South and $196-plus in the North, but much will depend upon the board's ability to hold current premiums over cash. Significant trade volume could ...

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